December 5, 2022
Padmé Amidala Returns in E.K. Johnston’s Queen’s Peril

E.K. Johnson is back for more adventures in the galaxy far, far away with a prequel to Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow

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If you have been yearning more adventures alongside the unconquerable Padmé Amidala, you’re in luck! Following the overwhelming success of Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow in 2019, author E.K. Johnson is set to return to the galaxy far, far away to write a highly anticipated prequel adventure. Queen’s Shadow shone a much-overdo spotlight on Padmé and her handmaidens and was a hit with fans and critics alike, but this new adventure will pre-date those events and focus on her tenure as sovereign of Naboo.

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The highly anticipated prequel is available for pre-order now and is expected to hit bookshelves on June 2nd, 2020. Get a first look at the gorgeous front and back covers by Tara Phillips below.

Padmé Amidala Returns in E.K. Johnston’s Queen’s PerilPadmé Amidala Returns in E.K. Johnston’s Queen’s Peril

Here’s the official synopsis:

“When fourteen-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to the rule from the royal palace. To keep her safe and secure, she’ll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidantes, defenders, and decoys. Each girl is selected for her particular talents, but it will be up to Padmé to unite them as a group. When Naboo is invaded by forces of the Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her handmaidens will face the greatest test–of themselves, and of each other”.

Exciting times in the Star Wars universe…

Be sure to read the full report from which has an interview with the author about the project.


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